Switzerland & Liechtenstein is a London Agreement country and shares an official language with the EPO.
For this reason, a granted European Patent Application, is automatically and instantly considered to be a granted national patent in Switzerland & Liechtenstein, and so EP Validation is not required.
It is considered good practice to appoint a qualified local Agent as "Address For Service", who will receive and interpret any correspondence from the local National Patent Office, and communicate as necessary.
At IP Centrum, we operate a network of qualified agents, and routinely appoint them as "Address For Service" on behalf our clients.
A Power of Attorney must be filed in favour of a locally appointed professional representative. This can be a specific or a general authorisation, the latter being recommended as it simplifies the procedure for future validations by the same applicant.
No translations are required for Ratified London Agreement Countries.
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